Home of the "Ella Dress", geek batiks, and more!

East Boston, Massachusetts

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Note from shop owner On hiatus this holiday season for full re-branding. See you in the spring. Please feel free to contact me in the meantime!

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

On hiatus this holiday season for full re-branding. See you in the spring. Please feel free to contact me in the meantime!

Jessi Smith

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What is Daily Therapy?

Daily "DIY" therapy is finding the little beautiful things in everyday life that inspire us, and bringing them to light through creative expression.

Like many, I’ve lived much of my life through the foggy lens of depression, anxiety, and other burdens of body and mind. In my few years of living, I’ve realized more and more that sometimes the only way to brighten this dark world is to create your own light.

My light shines brightest when I am creating things for others to enjoy, be it sewing, painting, or even just baking cupcakes for family and friends. Not because I like the praise and credit, but because I like to see them smile. That’s when I feel most alive, most capable. That’s when the clouds of gloom dissipate into sunny skies. Bringing joy to others brings joy back into my own life! It’s a bit of DIY therapy for me.

Each creation is made with care and attention, with your joy in mind. Every time you wear one of my products, my hope is that you will feel beautiful, special, empowered. I hope you will remember to smile a bit more, and find more reasons to smile. I hope it will add a spring in your step as you say to yourself, “TODAY is going to be a special day.” That feeling will spread from you to every being you encounter, and everyone’s day will be just a bit brighter. <3

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  • Jessi Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Just a movie-making, costume-wearing, cupcake-baking, swirling, twirling, dancing fiend.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you for stopping by my little shop! Please feel free to message me with any questions. I hope we get the chance to brighten each other's day. :)

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Returns and exchanges
If you have any problem with your items once you receive them, please message me immediately (within 10 days of delivery) before leaving any negative feedback. I want you to be happy with your purchase and will do my best to work with you to resolve the situation.

Custom orders may be subject to a no-returns policy, depending on complexity of items.
I currently accept Direct Checkout, Etsy Gift Cards, Paypal, and checks. Please pay immediately online, or send payment within 3 days of purchase. Once your check has cleared, I will ship your order (for ready-made items). If payment is not received within 3 days, the order will be cancelled and any held items will be put back up for sale.

Sales tax of 6.25% on non-clothing items applicable to Massachusetts residents only. This includes doll clothing.

Orders must be cancelled within 3 days for refund. No refund on shipping if the order has already been shipped.
Dresses will be shipped USPS Priority Mail, includes insurance and tracking.
Dresses to Canada will be shipped USPS First Class / Canada Post for up to 3 dresses. For an order of 4 or more dresses, additional shipping fees may apply, and I will work with you directly to find the best rates. For express shipping or added features, please contact me directly.

I cannot take responsibility for items lost or damaged during shipping. If you would like anything extra like delivery confirmation, please message me and I will adjust the shipping price for you.

Ready-made items will be shipped out 1-3 business days after payment is received. Made-to-order items will be shipped out within the current posted ship time after payment is received. If for any reason the item will take longer to ship, I will let you know you as soon as possible. The shipping time frame for custom orders will be discussed in the private design and ordering process.

Currently I am only shipping internationally on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me directly.
Additional policies and FAQs

---"Why so frilly?"---

Many have criticized the overabundance of "princess" products for young girls in the market these days, saying it carries the message that girls must be pretty and passive, while the boys go off and play superhero. It is in no way my intention to encourage such an idea, and I generally don't agree with product genderfication anyways.

The point is: Girls can be superheroes. Girls can also be princesses if they wish. They can even be both at once! I've always considered myself a tomboy with a penchant for pretty dresses. So consider this me living out a childhood dream of being the princess who rescues the prince from the dragon, and playing Superman without forsaking my beloved tutu.

---"Why so expensive?"---

Creating an Ella dress involves multiple days of fabric preparation, careful stitching and hand detailing. Not to mention the thought that goes into designing each one. I do my best to make a product that can stand up to the love and rigor of its tiny wearer.

That being said, I specifically want the price range to be within the reach of a young child, something to save up for or put birthday money towards. One of many ways to make it a special purchase!

---"Can you make a dress with ____ on one side..."----

I currently DO NOT take custom character-based orders. I do plan to add many more character options as time goes on, so please be patient!

If there is a specific occasion (i.e. theme wedding) for which you are looking for an appropriate dress, please contact me directly and I will do my best to work with your needs and my abilities.